Stanley Tucci has joined the cast of Marvel’s The First Avenger: Captain America, Heat Vision reports:
In its latest casting news, the studio confirmed Monday that Stanley Tucci will play Dr. Abraham Erskine in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which Paramount will release in July 2011. The “Julie & Julia” star joins title hero Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Hugo Weaving and Hayley Atwell in the superhero movie.
In the early comics, Erskine was a German scientist behind Project Rebirth, the secret experiment that created the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
Directed by Joe Johnston (“The Wolfman”), Captain America: The First Avenger is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.